This July, our amazing AmeriCorps member Shontia Copeland-Walton will be completing her AmeriCorps term. We are now hiring a new AmeriCorps member to begin in September 2016!
Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member Description
TITLE: Pipeline Project Educational Equity AmeriCorps Member
TERM OF SERVICE: September 1, 2016 – July 15, 2017
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PIPELINE PROJECT:
Through the University of Washington Pipeline Project, UW undergraduate volunteers provide K-12 students with tutoring and mentorship, as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education. The Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member will collaborate with Pipeline staff to recruit, train and support student tutors and assist in overall program development and implementation.
The Pipeline Project Education Equity Americorps Member will serve at the University of Washington in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. The Coordinator will assist in the implementation of a K-12 tutoring and mentoring service-learning program to address K-12 academic success and develop innovative strategies to increase volunteer participation rates. The Pipeline Project Americorps member will receive on-site training and participate in Washington Service Corps trainings. The Pipeline AmeriCorps member will work collaboratively with other Dream Project Americorps members on campus to ensure that students and partners can easily navigate between units on campus involved in educational equity work.
40 hours per week. General schedule will be regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5pm; occasional evening or weekend events will be requested.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS:
Specific duties include:
- Recruit UW student volunteers to tutor in Seattle Public Schools and community organizations. Use recruitment strategies such as presentations, tabling and social media outreach
- Orient and guide new tutors by leading Pipeline tutor orientation trainings.
- Provide ongoing support to tutors by sharing tutor resources, responding to tutor questions and building community for UW tutors.
- Oversee a group of Pipeline interns with daily recruitment tasks and weekly meetings.
- Assist with conducting site visits and phone calls with Pipeline school partners to discuss successes and challenges with Pipeline tutors.
- Have the opportunity to tutor K-12 students for five hours per week.
- Collaborate with the Dream Project AmeriCorps members to design and implement occasional joint volunteer recruitment and outreach events at the UW.
- Assist in planning Pipeline’s Alternative Spring Break project, where UW students facilitate writing, book making and environmental education workshops at K-12 schools in rural communities in Washington. Have the opportunity to be a team leader for the Alternative Spring Break project.
- AA or BA/BS degree preferred
- Experience working with K-12 students, college students and community members of diverse backgrounds.
- Experience and comfort with recruitment for campus programs.
- Strong organization, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills.
- Basic office computer skills, including word processing. Experience with spreadsheets.databases and desktop publishing preferred.
- Program management (marketing, event planning, volunteer management) experience.
- Strong initiative; self starter.
- Ability to creatively problem solve. Enthusiasm, flexibility, self-direction
- Experience as a Pipeline volunteer is a plus!BENEFITS:
- Living stipend of $1,195 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps
- Health insurance provided by Washington Service Corps which meets the Minimal Essential Coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act.
- Segal Americorps Education Award provided by the National Service Trust upon successful completion of the 10.5 month term of service and 1,700 hours. In 2015, this amount was approximately $5,700 (reflects the amount of a Pell Grant annual maximum; will likely be similar for 2016).
- Eligibility for student loan forbearance and potential interest accrual payment on qualifying loans
- AmeriCorps members automatically are eligible to use EBT food stamps to supplement food expenses (up to approximately $190/month).
- UPass for unlimited rides on buses, commuter train service, and light rail
Interested parties should complete the online application, submit a professional resume and the contact information for three professional references by 11:59PM (Pacific) on May 15th, 2016.
Questions: Email Shontia at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Pipeline Project and Washington Service Corps, visit:
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To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.